How Does UDL Work In A Diverse Classroom?

How Does UDL Work In A Diverse Classroom?

Universal Design for Learning can make your lessons more accessible and fun…
A classroom is made up of students with different qualities and capabilities. Therefore, teachers serve a growing number of students with diverse abilities.
Learning is a natural or habitual pattern of acquiring and processing information in a classroom situation. However, the core concept of learning […]

Digital Content and the 21st Century Teacher

Digital Content and the 21st Century Teacher

This week I read that Encyclopedia Brittanica is ending its print version. It will be continuing online versions, but will no longer be printing encyclopedias. When I read this for the first time, I realized that this is another sure sign that digital content is here to stay. While we still love books and reading, […]

How do I Teach Children with Autism about Empathy?

How do I Teach Children with Autism about Empathy?

An important difference between typical students and those with autism is the development of mirror neurons. Mirror neurons enable a person to “mirror” actions, thoughts and feelings. People with autism lack the early development of their mirror neurons.
Mirror neurons allow us to watch others while physically and emotionally “feeling” what we are seeing.
Close your eyes […]

How to Teach Children with Autism about Social Rules?

How to Teach Children with Autism about Social Rules?

Children with autism struggle with understanding social rules. They have difficulties in areas like starting conversations, talking in a group, disagreeing with someone or behaving the right way in a social situation. As a teacher, it is important to understand how to teach children with autism. You play the role of guiding the student and […]

Teaching Tip: Presentations

Many teachers already use presentations through programs such as PowerPoint and Keynote to aid in classroom instruction. Consider ways that presentations might be used more effectively. A general rule of thumb is that the the presentation (slides) should not speak for the presenter. The slides should supplement and highlight main points. Never […]

Using Spreadsheets in the Classroom

Here’s how one very innovative New Jersey high school English teacher, Damian Bariexca, integrated spreadsheets into a literature course:
“After we finished The Catcher in the Rye, I gave my students a list of symptoms of depression, got them into small groups, and had them go back throughout the book to […]

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